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9/3/2014

Gestern bin ich um 9:30 nach Karak gegangen. Ich bin in Karak ungefähr um 11:30 angekommen. Ich habe mich einem meinen Professoren getroffen.

Ich schreibe den Manuskript der Forschung seit Mittwoch. Aber ich lerne wie kann man ein Manuskript schreiben.

The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital, Karak, Jordan, 09/11/2014 اليوم العلمي الأول لمستشفى الكرك الحكومي

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Scientific Day's Committees and Topics Yesterday, I had the honor of being a participant in the first scientific day of the Karak Governmental hospital. I was not only a member of the organizing committee, but also, a speaker in one paper, and co-author in two others.

The event was under the patronage of the minister of Health, Dr. Ali Hiasat. However, he could not come and sent the Head of the Directorate of Health of Karak Governorate, Dr. Haitham Al-Mohesen. The event was organized with the help of the Jordanian Hematology Society headed by Prof. Abdullah Abbadi. The president of Mutah University, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and Prof. Zouhair Ammarin, the dean of the faculty of Medicine at Mutah University attended the inauguration ceremony.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

This was the first time ever for the Karak Governmental hospital to organize a scientific day. I was lucky enough that this coincided with my being an intern in this hospital. Five of my fellow interns and I were given the chance to present three researches of ours. I certainly thank Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawaiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day. I also thank Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Schedule of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

The schedule

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day.

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day: Certainly, he will be remembered for having organized the first scientific day in the history of Karak Governmental hospital!

 Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan الأستاذ الدكتور عبدالله العبادي ومحاضرة رائعة عن واقع الخلايا الجذعية في الأردن

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan

Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

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My role in the organizing committee was to design and prepare the abstract book of the scientific day. Yes, it took me a lot of time. However, I learnt many new techniques in Microsoft Word, and gained a considerable experience on how to organize a schedule and deal with a lot of abstracts. The organizing company of the event, “Around the World Company for Conferences”, actually added the very beautiful upper and lower margins for each page. Also, they designed a cover pages of the abstract book. I was really impressed by this company, not only because of the previous, but also by the overall professional organization of the scientific day. Thank you!

I wrote my name at the end page of the book and I put an ad to my facebook page Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan). The company did not remove it. However, they used a new design for the cover page.

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

This is the abstract of the paper that I presented:

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Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Fadi Farah, MD*1; Hossam Abed, MD*1; Noor Samarrai2; Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD3.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 Fifth-year medical student, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

3 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted

Background: Countries around the world, especially low- to middle-income ones, face a shortage of psychiatrists. Psychiatry has always been an unfavorable specialty for many medical students. Several studies have confirmed that psychiatry training and exposure is associated with the development or increase of positive attitudes toward psychiatry

Objective: To investigate if the fifth-year psychiatry clerkship is associated with an improvement of the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Methods: A total of 200 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-year medical students participated in our study. Of the sample, 102 (51.0%) were females, and 98 (49.0%) were males. Our study questionnaire included the Attitudes toward Psychiatry-30 items (ATP-30) scale. This is a commonly used and validated scale for assessing the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Results: Analysis showed that there is a positive and statistically significant increase in the ATP-30 mean score of students after finishing the psychiatry clerkship (t= -2.277, p=0.024). This statistical significance in the increase of positive attitudes was found among male students (t=-3.070, 0.003) but not among female students (t=-0.121, p=0.904).

Conclusions: Like many researches from countries around the world, our results showed that having finished the psychiatry rotation was associated with the development of positive attitudes toward psychiatry. Our research identified some of the negative attitudes and misconceptions that students have about psychiatry. By identifying and addressing them in the future, we hope that this will translate into more positive attitudes of our students toward psychiatry. Indirectly, we hope that this will translate to more students choosing psychiatry as a specialty.

Keywords: psychiatry, attitudes, medical students.

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Certificate of a Lecturer - Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen - Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين - محاضر

Certificate of a Lecturer – Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen – Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين – محاضر

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

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The other two papers that my friends presented, and in which I am a co-author:

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Social Phobia among Students at two Jordanian Universities

Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD1; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*2; HossamAbed, MD*2; Fadi Farah, MD*2; Hibatullah Abu El Haija3; Hanan Omari, Ph.D.4; Ayman Mansour, Ph.D.5.

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

2 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

3 Sixth-year medical student, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

4 Educational Consultant, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Amman, Jordan.
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Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

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Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

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Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications in Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental Hospitals

Oday Al-Ma’aitah, MD*1; Imad Farjou, MD, Ph.D.2; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Mahmoud Abuznaid, MD†3; Ahmed Abo.sharak, MD*1; Khaled AlShar’ ,MD*4.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 The study supervisor, Prof. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

2 GP, Al-Hannan Private Hospital, Amman, Jordan.

3 Intern, Prince Rashed Bin Al-Hasan Military Hospital, the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Irbid, Jordan.

* Medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

Intern at Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital at the time this study was conducted.

Systemic hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. It is a leading factor for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, renal disease, and retinopathy. This study aimed to explore hypertension complications among hospitalized hypertensive patients. Also, it aimed to identify the treatment of hypertension employed by these patients and compare the incidence of complications among different treatment groups. Our study was a cross-sectional study that we conducted at Al-Karak and Al-Bashir Governmental Teaching Hospitals in the period from October 2011 till March 2013. Our sample consisted of 162 patients; 96 males (59%) and 66 females (40.7%). Age of patients ranged from 40-100 years (mean of 65± 12.0 years).

The percentages of patients on mono-, double-, triple-, and quadruple-therapy were 44.4%, 34.6%, 17.3%, and 3.7% respectively. Diuretics were the most commonly used drugs in 107 patients (35%), followed by ACEI/ARBS (86 patients, 28.2%), BBs (80 patients, 26.2%), and CCBs (32, 10.5%). More males than females were on mono- and double-therapy (84.4% v.s.71.2%). Of the patients on monotherapy (72 patients, 44.4%), the most common drug used is a loop diuretic (27 patients, 37.5%) followed by ACEIs/ARBs (22 patients, 30.6%).

The prevalence of complications in patients on monotherapy was higher in patients with loop diuretics )26 patients, 38.2%) than patients on ACEIs/ARBs (19 patients, 27.0%) or BB (19 patients, 27.0%). The most common double therapy combination was a ACEI/ARB and BB (28.6%), followed by Loop & BB (26.8%). The most common triple therapy combination was a loop diuretic, ACE, and BB (28.6%). The most common complication in patients on monotherapy was Angina/ACS (29 patients, 42.6%), followed by CV/TIA (20 patients, 29.4%). The most common complications in patients on double therapy was Angina/ACS (20 patients, 36.4%), followed by decompensated HF (18 patients, 32.7%). The most common complication in patients on triple therapy was decompensated HF (10 patients, 37.0%) followed by CVA\TIA (8 patients, 29.5%).

It is concluded that the prevalence of hypertensive complications decreases as the number of antihypertensive drugs taken increases although the type of complication is not significantly changed.

Keywords: Hypertension complications, uncontrolled blood pressure, treatment

This is a YouTube video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results:

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwUhyfPpRf8

 

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Abstract - Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications among Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental HospitalsAbstract - Social Phobia among Students at Two Jordanian UniversitiesAbstract - Did finishing the pyschiatry clerkship increase the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Pscyhiatry

With this participation, this would be my fourth experience as a speaker in a conference/scientific day:

1) one time at The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

2) Two times at Sixth Scientific Day of the Faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University (09.04.2012).

How long will it before I achieve my 1,000 expereince? Possible? Who knows!

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Finally, these are some great photo from the scientific day, taken elegantly by Dr. Talal Alqaisi:

طالب الزعبي، كلية الطب، سنة خامسةعريف الحفل - الدكتور ابراهيم الضمورالدكتور رضوان المجالي (2)الدكتور رضوان المجاليالدكتور زكريا النوايسة والدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور زكريا النوايسةالدكتور طارق مازن جوازنةالدكتور عبد الوهاب الطراونة مدير مستشفى السلامالدكتور منير عاشور (2)الدكتور منير عاشورالدكتور هاني الحمايدة والدكتور هيثم المحيسن (2)الدكتور هاني الحمايدة يستلم درع من مندوب معالي وزير الصحة الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور هاني الحمايدةالمنظمينتكريم الدكتور زكريا النوايسةتكريم الدكتور عبد المجيد الضمور كأقدم دكتور في مستشفى الكرك الحكوميتكريم الدكتور مروان العكشة،تكريم رئيس جامعة مؤتة الدكتور رضا الخوالدةجانب من الحضور (2)جانب من الحضور (4)جانب من الحضور (5)جانب من الحضور (6)جانب من الحضور (7)جانب من الحضور (8)جانب من الحضور (9)جانب من الحضورخلال استراحة القهوةكلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسة (2)كلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسةمدير صحة محافظة الكرك الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور إعوض الطراونة والدكتور بشارة بقاعين والدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور حسن الهواري

Panoramic view of the whole Northern Border of the village of Smakieh, Karak, Jordan صورة بانوراما لكل الحد الشمالي لقرية السماكية (from year 2013)

I come from a small village in the South of Jordan called Smakieh. My village is inhabited by approximately 3,000 people. The village, like our governorate Karak, has a long history since at least two thousand years.

This post is mainly to show how large (or small?) is my village. Well, the following panoramic view of the village from the year 2013 can give an idea about that. This panorama shows the entire northern border of my village. Please click here to see the village in Goolge Maps.

 

Stitched Panorama

(The panorama is resized. To see it in a much bigger size, then click on it. In the new page that will appear, you can see very clear details if you zoom in with your browser. The size of image is about 15 Megabyte, so it might take time for it to load)

It is the result of 22 photos that I combined together using the great program Kolor Autopano Giga 2.5. This is a computer program that automatically, with one click and with absolutely no experience required, combines into one Panorama all photos that were taken in sequence. To give you a better understanding, I post the 22 individual photos that Kolor Autpano Giga 2.5 combined to produce the Panoramic view above.

Finally, I took these 22 photos using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, VG110,D700. That was in 25.04.2013, around 12 PM.

The individual photos:
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Photos from in and around my village Smakieh, Karak, Jordan صور من وحوالي قرية السماكية، الكرك، الأردن

I took the phots in 21.04.2013 using OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, VG110,D700. I edited them using Google Picasa 3.9.0 (I love this program). Another great program by Google!

I had already uploaded them to my account on Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/user/4700717?with_photo_id=37700739

صور من وحوالي قرية السماكية، الكرك، الأردن

A "Karaki" rainbow as it appears from a window in my house.

A “Karaki” rainbow as it appears from a window in my house.

A black bird (I don't know its name, do you?) in my house in Smakieh, Karak, Jordan. 20.04.2013.

A black bird (I don’t know its name, do you?) in my house in Smakieh, Karak, Jordan. 20.04.2013.

A pick up above a hill northen the village of Smakieh.

A pick up above a hill northen the village of Smakieh.

A view of the northern part of the village of Smakieh. The Christian cemetry of Smakieh appears in the distance.

A view of the northern part of the village of Smakieh. The Christian cemetry of Smakieh appears in the distance.

A bird that is certainly not indigenous to Smakieh.It seems that it lost its way or was no longer able to travel. Therefore, this explains why it is alone in a desert village like Smakieh. Do you know what could this bird be?

A bird that is certainly not indigenous to Smakieh.It seems that it lost its way or was no longer able to travel. Therefore, this explains why it is alone in a desert village like Smakieh. Do you know what could this bird be?

Mint

Mint

A wild flower on one of the hills nothern Smakieh

A wild flower on one of the hills nothern Smakieh

A wild flower on one of the hills nothern Smakieh

A wild flower on one of the hills nothern Smakieh

Update 22/10/2013 [in less than 15 hours]:

I said that I edited these photos using Picasa 3 program. What is really the effect of this program on these photos? Were they not beautiful and then became beautiful? Do photo-editing programs create a distorted view of reality? Can we trust our eyes? In this post, in what follows, you will be the judge.

I decided to post the original photos because, less than one day of publishing the Picasa-edited photos, I got the following comment by an American wordpress blogger called Emily (http://emilymariee.wordpress.com). Would Emily change her opinion after seeing the original photos?

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360 Degrees Panorma showing Mujeb (Arnoon) Dam & Valley, Karak, Jordan بانوراما 360 درجة تظهر سد الموجب، الكرك، الأردن

360 Degrees Panorma showing Mujeb (Arnoon) Dam & Valley, Karak, Jordan بانوراما 360 درجة تظهر سد الموجب، الكرك، الأردن

Click on the above photo to be direct to Panoramio.com. Zoom in to see more details in the photo using the “+” sign in the left upper corner of the page.

قرب الصورة لترى تفاصيل أكثر.

Moab: Stele from Balua, Moab, showing Moabite ruler between two deities. 12th or 11th century BC. (American Museum).

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Source:
Moab: Stele from Balua, Moab, showing Moabite ruler between two deities. 12th or 11th century BC. (American Museum).

 

This Stele is now present in the Jordanian Arachaeological Museum in Amman. Moabite was there:

https://amanfrommoab.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/stela-of-balau-again/

The Stele of balua moab karak jordan

Stele of balua jordan karak arachaeological museum 

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The Sound of Harmony Band of Boston is performing in Karak, Jordan

The above band is supposedly to perform in Karak this evening. I read an Ad in Alghad newspaper yesterday evening. This activity is one of the very first activities of the Jordan Vestival. They specified the date but not the time.

I searched in google news… I searched in Jordanian Newspapers websites but never found an answer. The best I could find was in Alrai newspaper. It only confirmed to me that the event will be held today’s evening in Marj, Karak. But when?

Today’s morning, before 8 o’clcok, No Ad was hanged on the north gate of Mu’tah university. Where can I find the timing? Please…

I will call a friend of mine (Mazen Kh) to inquire;  he lives in Marj. maybe he saw an Ad on his way to university.

If it turned out that I have no exam tomorrow, I will make sure to attend this event held by this American band.

Googling the name of this band gave me no clear results. Either the name is wrong, or, maybe the band is not very famous. Will a famous and very prestigous band agree to perform in a small place like Karak?

Since I put the name of this band as the title of my post, will this post appear in google search engine when a person want to get information about this mysterious band? Will my post be one of the top 10 results?

Lets wait and see… In the mean time, dear reader, if you arrived to my blog through google after searching for “The Sound of Harmony Band!” Can you publish this interesting information in the “comment” section below… Thanks!

Swine flu in Jordan, did it reach Smakieh?

During the previous days, we heard news about cases of Swine flu in Jordan. Most of the cases, however, were of people who came to Jordan from USA or whatever foregin country.

My village, Smakieh, is surrounded by Pigs farms. One of which, owned by an Amareen man from Hmood, is less than 500 meters westward from the village.

Despite all the trials of Smakieh people to move the farm, their dream never came true. Now, after the discovery of Swine flu in Jordan, the demand for the relocation or closure of the farm is more essential than ever!

Minutes ago, I was waiting to attened my first lecture of the summer semester. We students see each other after the summer holiday. During shaking hands and kissing, I headed happily to this person whom I considered a good friend of mine. I was shocked!

We shook hands. I then neared him so as to kiss! He refused! He said, with no smile so as to indicate a joke or something, “You have Swine flu” I didn’t know what to say! “It is the neibouring village!” Yes, the owners of the big swine farms, the one which made it to the news, are of Hmood village.

He didn’t say anything nor change his stiff facial expression. “Do you really mean it?” Another friend of mine was standing by us. He then left immediately after murmuring something unheared.

“It is what they tell us in the news, no kissing!” He explained as sure as an innocent defendant.

What could I say? Smakieh peopel do not own those big farms… They don’t generate imaginary money from this trade… They only receive the smells and pissimistically enough, the H1N1 virus… At the end? I, as a Smakieh resident, be put in such a position where I am ignored by a person whom I always simle when meeting him.

Is it fair! How much I hate my co-villagers, those who keep silent about the farms… Smakieh deserves it! Its sons are not there to defeand it! How coward I am and are my co-villagers who are silent about this humiliatino!